Category Archives: Weeds

Spring Gardening Activities

Insects –  As our temperature gets warmer, you should begin noticing a number of insect pests, including Chilly Thrips, which attack new growth, including flowers and leaves, especially on roses and gardenias.  While most insecticides are ineffective on this pest, … Continue reading

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Gardening This and That

In the December 2014 issue of Turf Magazine, I came across some items that may be of interest to you: Weed control – Instead of using dangerous pesticides to kill weeds, a new technique has emerged, which kills weeds by … Continue reading

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Air Potato

I want to introduce to you an evasive plant which is a noxious, herbaceous, twining, branching, vine with 8″ + heart shaped leaves that can attain heights of 60′ or more. It can climb over, smother and displace both native … Continue reading

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Crabgrass

Recently I’ve received several calls from concerned homeowners regarding what to do to control the dreaded crabgrass that’s been showing up in their yards.  I can still remember what one of my former instructors said they could do – “move, … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Summer Gardening

In my last posting, I discussed primarily how to cope with hot, humid weather as part of my suggested summer gardening tasks. I’d like to conclude this topic by discussing a few other suggestions: 1. Flowering Plants – As flowers … Continue reading

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Continuing Pest Problems

As in my last posting, pests continue to be a problem – not just insects, but also weeds. While driving around Central Florida recently, I noticed that many homeowners had numerous broadleaf weeds either flowering or developing seed heads, not … Continue reading

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Weeds

Did any of you watch Sunday Morning on CBS on Aug 19th 2012?  They had an interesting story on weeds.  What impressed me about the story and what I’d like to pass on to you is that many weeds have … Continue reading

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